Build-A-Bed Program Workshop 4/13/19
Join Calvary Baptist Church for the Build-A-Bed Workshop on Saturday, April 13th at 8:30am in Fellowship Hall. Build-A-Bed is a great mission opportunity for churches and organizations wanting to make a difference right in their own neighborhood. The workshop is free and open to all. The registration form can be found here. Contact Missions Minister, Brian Varble, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 232-8955 if you need more information. Printable brochure here.
8:30 REGISTRATION, COFFEE & DONUTS
9:00 INTRODUCTION & HISTORY
9:15 SLEEP EXPERT
10:00 FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CENTRAL OFFICE
10:25 COUNCIL ON AGING
11:00 CALVARY BAPTIST TESTIMONY
11:15 THE BUILD-A-BED PROCESS
11:45 LET’S PARTNER
12:00 ENJOY YOUR AFTERNOON
How can the Build-A-Bed program help with our mission initiative? Build-A-Bed is an opportunity for everyone in the church to participate. On assembly and delivery days we have people ages 6 -86 involved. The whole church can have ownership in this project.
How much does it cost to build a bed? Lumber, materials, mattress and nighttime kits cost about $150.
How do we get names of children who need beds? We work with school resource counselors.
What are nighttime kits? A kit includes fitted and flat sheets, a comforter, pillows, an alarm clock, books,
Bible, hygiene items, and a teddy bear.
What skill level is needed? The beds (twin size or bunk beds) are simple to build and we will provide easy to follow blueprints.
Do we need storage space? It takes 2-3 weeks to complete the process of cutting, drilling, staining and assembly.
What tools and materials are required for the project? Lumber, chop saws, cordless drills, palm sanders, sand paper, and stain.
HISTORY In the fall of 2016, I had a heartbreaking conversation with a second grade teacher. She shared with me, through her tears, the story of two students who did not have beds. I reflected on the conversation and thought this is a basic need we can meet. I spoke with a few church members, made some phone calls, and in March of 2017 our church was able to construct and deliver 12 beds. What a fantastic day! What an important need to meet! What an opportunity to share God’s love. Our congregation, especially young families, bought into this ministry. As of 2019, we’ve completed 5 Build-A-Bed events and constructed and delivered 161 beds--complete with bedding and nighttime kits. The need is great in Lexington KY and all around our state. I hope your church will consider working in the spirit of partnership to help kids in need in Lexington and the Commonwealth.
—Brian Varble, Missions Minister, Calvary Baptist Church